Cycling in the rainy NW ,pedals without clips require Grip . Heres a quick cheap (free) way
to give new traction to your old slick and slippery pedals before you slide off and crunch
your shin or 'you-know-what' =( . It was just about to happen to me .
Step 1: Dremel Will Travel
This could also be done with a hacksaw blade but a dremel is what I used .
It took all of 5 minutes . This is my 1st ible so feel free to lay on the critiques .
Step 2: Things U Need (tools)
gather your stuff :
-SAFETY GLASSES (&or face shield)
-pedal wrench (usually 15mm)
-dremel & cutoff wheel or hacksaw blade
Step 3: GRIND SOME GRIP
I alternate the direction that i cut the grooves hoping for better foot traction .
Every other spike cut alternates 90 degrees from the one next to it .
I also cut a few lines into the flat surfaces of the pedal for good measure
Step 4: Re-install Pedals
clean off the metal shavings .
put em back on your cranks .
Go test with your usual bike shoes .
.. Tested . The pedals have at least 75% more grip.
I recommend giving it a try with some worn but working
I'm gonna try and add grip to some worn plastic Odyssey 'Twisted'
pedals next . Stay tuned please.